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Suma Flamenco Festival pays tribute to the singing of the mines (11/06/2010)

The International Festival of Cante de las Minas yesterday received the homage of Festival Suma Flamenca from Madrid at a ceremony held in the Canal Companies Spain's capital with the Mayor of La Union and President of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas Francisco Bernabé, the Director General for Cultural Promotion of the Community of Madrid, Amado Giménez, and the Director of Festival Suma Flamenca, Juan Verdú.

The Mayor of La Unión, Bernabe Francisco, said "the pride of our Cante de Las Minas receive this important recognition as a Festival Suma Flamenca, with only five editions, has reached a level of quality as being very prominent best flamenco throughout Spain in Madrid. "

Suma Flamenca, which this year celebrates its fifth year, the festival paid tribute unionense all day under the title 'The Union of Mineworkers Cantes. "

The performance of the great Miguel Poveda, Catalan singer was in La Union its launch pad to stardom in 1993, Flemish to get the trophy contest unionense Mining Lamp, was a superb climax of the evening dedicated to the Festival Suma Flamenca unionense.

During the first part of the recital, Poveda gave a tour of the various mining songs accompanied by guitar and Juan Ramón Caro Chicuelo to continue with a varied range of songs in which, together with the palms of Carlos Grilo and Luis Cantarote and Paquito González on percussion, showed exceptional expressive registers of his voice.

El Cante de las Minas, the dean of flamenco festivals in Spain, next month will mark its fiftieth anniversary in August with the presence of the main references of flamenco: the National Ballet of Spain, Enrique Morente, Mayte Martín, Manolo Sanlucar, Israel Galván , José Mercé, Miguel Poveda and Paco de Lucia.

This year, the Festival del Cante de las Minas has received major recognition from the award from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in Spain at the national cultural event in the international scene.

Also, HM King

Juan Carlos I has accepted the honorary presidency of the event in its Golden Jubilee Moreover, in 2010 came true the constitution of the Foundation Cante de las Minas, which has taken first thing in the conclusion of the First International Conference Flamenco on Cantes Miners.

The day of tribute to the Suma Flamenca Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas had the presence of artists such as singer and composer Juan Valderrama April, Juanito Valderrama remembered son who was one of the key figures in the birth of the flamenco festival Union and the singer Francisco del Pozo Madrid Carpenter, winner of the lamp Minera del Cante de Las Minas in 1997.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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